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Walter B. Myers portraitComputergraphic Vistas showcases original computer graphic art by Walter B. Myers. Also referred to as "space art," these images strive to realistically present scenes from the Earth and worlds beyond the Earth with a high degree of scientific and historical accuracy.

 
Contact Walter B. Myers at illustrations@arcadiastreet.com
 

Artist's Statement

"In creating these images of the Earth and other worlds, I try to adhere as closely as possible to what is known about these environments, while at the same time making something nice to look at. My goal is to, at the very least, recreate an impression of what a human visitor to one of these exotic worlds or eras would experience, if not actually see.

"These images attempt to capture the essence of space as wilderness; the many and varied worlds beyond the Earth are pristine examples of the sublimity and elegance of nature’s laws. The fact that we can draw pleasure from this aesthetic serves to remind us of our intimate connection to the universe around us."

-- Walter B. Myers

Accuracy

Whenever Walter embarks on a new graphic, he refers to as much of the available data and photographs as possible. He has added commentary--and facts when available--to provide some context for the viewer.

Disclaimer

Walter B. Myers is neither a professional astronomer, scientist, engineer, nor paleontologist. While Walter strives for accuracy in both the images and written text, there's no guarantee that he gets anything right.

Regarding the images of dinosaurs and prehistoric flora, it must be noted that the sciences of paleontology and paleobotany are very much a works in progress, with new discoveries--and revisions of old discoveries--being reported nearly every day. As is typical of the process of every science, paleontologists themselves are rarely united in their interpretation of the data. While every image on this website is carefully researched, reviewed, and researched again, the data aren't always available to fully vet every detail. Nevertheless the artist is obliged to make concrete decisions regarding every element in an image, from the shape of the landscape to variety and quantity of individual plants. As a result, the artist is at times left to making educated guesses based upon the best-available information.

Client List

These images have been published and exhibited the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  Clients include:

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago

  • Astronomy Magazine

  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

  • Capstone Press

  • Cassini Imaging

  • Discovery Channel

  • Encyclopædia Britannica

  • Hadley Rille Books

  • Hearst Art Gallery

  • Hearth & Home

  • ITV Granada

  • Johnson GEO CENTRE, Newfoundland

  • Macmillan Publishing

  • Montréal Botanical Garden

  • Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Paris

  • Museum Victoria, Australia

  • NASA

  • National Geographic Channel

  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

  • North Museum of Natural History & Science, Pennsylvania

  • Oxford University Press

  • Pearson Education

  • Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas

  • The Planetary Society

  • Popular Mechanics

  • Purdue University

  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

  • Scientific American

  • Sky & Telescope

  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

  • SPIKE TV

  • SynMusic

  • Tucson Botanical Gardens

  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

  • WGBH/NOVA

  • Yale University

 

Awards


Image Availability

Publication and archival display quality versions of most of these copyrighted images are available. While NASA images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted, all content on Computergraphic Vistas is. If you would like to know more, please .


About the Artist

Walter was born in Indiana in the USA just a few months following Sputnik One's entry into Earth orbit. He now lives near Chicago and is a freelance computer graphics artist, in addition to whatever other gigs he can drum up.

Walter's been a space enthusiast and interested in astronomy ever since he first looked to the sky as a child. His vocations have included graphic artist, photographer, computer programmer, web designer, instructional designer, and projected media designer. His space art strives toward photorealism, hopefully with the resultant image being more interesting and informative than anything a still camera can produce.

Walter is an artist member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA).

Sources

Research for these images includes many published and online resources. These include:

Special thanks to Raul Lunia (AKA Dinoraul) for his brilliant 3D digital models of prehistoric flora and fauna.


Other Images by Walter B. Myers

 

Artist Member
International Association of Astronomical Artists

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